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    Red face

    Man! I was all excited for the flower on my purpurea. I think it's venosa (Home Depot rescue), but this would have been the proof. Also, it was my largest bud of any of the sar scapes this year - almost as large as a ping pong ball.

    Giant down pour broke it off! WAHHHHH!
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    Sorry Schloaty -

    Similar thing happened to me yesterday. We had a crazy fastmoving thunderstorm come thru which knocked my Amorphophallus Voodoo lily off the deck. The plant had a 6 foot tall flower stalk about to open. I'd put it outside that day, so it wouldn't stink up the house. The fall bent the stem and snapped 8 inches of the point of the flower off. 5 minutes later it was bright and sunny. Aarrgghh!!

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    I just decapitated a Nep pitcher while transplanting it. I know... not as devestating. Pitchers don't produce a bazillion seeds. Does it count that a hanging basket collapsed onto this setup, knocking over the trays, destroying the Byblis plants and a few other easily replaceable plants?

    This + this = disaster.

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    Jim, you should write a book called "Jim's series of disastrous disasters."
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    I feel for ya.. I had a pitcher on my S flava "Red tube" that got snapped nearly in half one day. I never could figure out what happened to it although I suspect feline intervention here. This was gonna be a really cool pitcher. At the time it got broken it was already as tall as the previous pitcher. It would have easily been a couple inches taller. Interestingly enough, even broken in half, it opened and colored up just like it had grown out normally.



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    Steve, it's a jungle in there - and a nice looking jungle at that!

    Dewy: LOL!

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    Steve...that doesn't look like a flava red tube to me. That plant has leuco in it. ?? I have a nice photo of a red tube but I can't post it now since I'm at work. Perhaps yours is a leuco "red tube"?

    Yep...plant disaster's are painful. Especially when its something you were waiting for. I remember how excited I was waiting for MY VERY FIRST Sarracenia flower to open. Just before the bud popped, I went out to check it and found it neatly sliced off as if someone had cut it with scissors. I assume squirrels did it. I was absolutely crushed.

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    OK...here is a photo.

    http://www.pitcherplant.com/image_fo...la_cforms.html



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    I laughed out loud when I read your topic name, no offense! I always say
    "Racka fraka stakis!"

    Cartoons are the best aren't they?!

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    (who got his first sarracnias today, a very small rubra and 3 very small purpunia's from Lowes!)
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